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Freestate Brewery



636 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044

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(785) 843-4555

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Cuisine: American Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 133 reviews

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Business Profile for Freestate Brewery

Freestate Brewery is located at 636 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. There are about 108 to 112 employees that work at Freestate Brewery, and the owner is Chuck Magerl. Freestate Brewery generates about $4,400,000 in income.

Freestate Brewery Reviews

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  • garrys reviewOne of Lawrences very cool, very delicious restaurants. Imagine pulling through Lawrence, never having been in Kansas, coming from Colorado. You're hungry and you stop at at Free State. Can you imagine what they'd think of Kansas after that experience. They'd think that they were still in Boulder. THANKS FREE STATE!

    44444 by garrys


  • garrys reviewOne of Lawrences very cool, very delicious restaurants. Imagine pulling through Lawrence, never having been in Kansas, coming from Colorado. You're hungry and you stop at Free State. Can you imagine what they'd think of Kansas after that experience. They'd think that they were still in Boulder. THANKS FREE STATE!

    44444 by garrys


  • garrys reviewOne of Lawrences very cool, very delicious restaurants. Imagine pulling through Lawrence, never having in Kansas, coming from Colorado. You're hungry and you stop at at Free State. Can you imagine what they'd think of Kansas after that experience. They'd think that they were still in Boulder. THANKS FREE STATE!

    44444 by garrys


  • naed reviewThis place is wonderful! If you haven't been, go as soon as you can. The food is unique and flavorful, the service is pleasant, and the atmosphere is joyful. If you like beer be sure and sample their fine brews. We've yet to taste one beer we haven't liked or eaten one meal that was anything short of superb.

    44444 by naed


  • ChefMoz Far from generic, Free State Brewery is one-of-a-kind; indeed, the first legal brewery in Kansas in over 100 years. The food is very good, with a wide range of options for vegetarians as well as persons with an acute palate. The clean, layered flavors of the dishes are surpassed only by the quality of the microbrews. After spending more than 10 years trying different beers (in Colorado and elsewhere), one is hard-pressed to name more than a handful of breweries across the nation that can match the quality of Free State, pint for pint.

    55555 by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMozThe Free State Brewing Co likes to emphasize its restaurant status and its kitchen to distinguish themselves from other brew pubs in the area. Well, they offer basic food and generic, self-brewed beers. If you like food that does not have to be special and might even be rather simple, but good, then Freestate's menu is for you. Dishes include "homemade" cooking from burgers to pasta with the occasional chicken dish. The beers tend to be on the sweet side, but overall they are quite drinkable. Though the plain "Copperhead" might be the most advisable. While this is a simple place, you can also not expect too much from the service personnel. Some try harder, some do not try at all and make you feel that you are a burden for them.

    33333 by ChefMoz.org


  • Serena SLoud, but delicious:)

    55555 by Serena S


  • Pam BGreat beer, tasty food, nice surroundings!

    55555 by Pam B


  • Paul W.Great beer, great service, great food and all-around excellent place. What are you waiting for?

    55555 by Paul W.


  • Jen C.The Bora Bora was our favorite IPA. The food is good, too. Though, the pesto was a little too lemony for my taste. The vibe is cool. All of Mass St. is cool, really.

    55555 by Jen C.


  • Apoorv VTry out their barleywine if you want to try something different than normal IPAs stout and wheat beers.

    55555 by Apoorv V


  • Kelly RBrew their own beer in house and it's delicious!!

    55555 by Kelly R


  • Robert NGood food and good beer in the same place? Yes!

    55555 by Robert N


  • Josh DOnions rings are the reason to come here

    55555 by Josh D


  • Josh W.Nearly every beer is delicious.

    55555 by Josh W.


  • Ronald cIt's alright. Need to try again. It may be better if I'm drunk.

    33333 by Ronald c


  • Patrick T.I haven't really had anything I don't like here

    55555 by Patrick T.


  • Chad M.The food was okay but not fantastic. The fish & chips were soggy. Beer is always good!

    33333 by Chad M.


  • Clarasssaurusdelicious food & impressively good beer!

    55555 by Clarasssaurus


  • M JCheddar ale soup, onion rings with house mustard, all the beer!

    55555 by M J


  • Beer J.The cheddar ale soup is excellent.

    55555 by Beer J.


  • Omar AThe steak sandwich special was amazing.

    55555 by Omar A


  • Molly EGreat burgers & rings

    55555 by Molly E


  • DeanoChicken tortilla soup

    55555 by Deano


  • Chris B.Beers were just ok and they stop serving food early which they do not advertise on their website

    33333 by Chris B.


  • Maxwell FSandwiches!! And everything else!

    55555 by Maxwell F


  • Carm B.French dip. Cheddar ale soup-- no brainer, get it. Beer- new world IPA

    55555 by Carm B.


  • Michael C.A Lawrence, KS. must stop.... One of the best places in Kansas to stop for lunch or dinner and award winning beers.

    55555 by Michael C.


  • Devin MLocal Micro Brewery to check out! Good food & even better beer.

    55555 by Devin M


  • Nathan S.They had some 4 or 5 IPAs on tap, and a massive rainstorm came through. All around cool.

    55555 by Nathan S.


  • Ben B.Great food and great beer. The downtown setting is convent and cozy.

    55555 by Ben B.


  • ClaudiaGood beer!

    55555 by Claudia


  • AllisonCheddar Ale Soup for the soul.

    55555 by Allison


  • Cody M.The bartenders are all rude; I'm officially done with this place for good. Free State employees should attempt to treat their customers with a modicum of respect.

    22222 by Cody M.


  • Cody M.The bar tending staff always seem put-out about having to do their jobs, and are consistently surly, which makes me want to avoid this place.

    33333 by Cody M.


  • Carl E.Onion rings

    55555 by Carl E.


  • Zoran SGreat place, great selection of great beer, great service.

    55555 by Zoran S


  • Lucie C.Get the Burroughser Weisse while it is still around! I'm not a big beer drinker but I seriously loved the sour finish to this beer. Their pasta specials are also pretty great.

    55555 by Lucie C.


  • Julian V.Try the Burroughser Weisse!

    55555 by Julian V.


  • Katie O.The fish & chips & the burgers are delicious! On Sunday afternoons they're really busy!

    55555 by Katie O.


  • R W H.Bigger & nicer than I expected, really packed on a basketball game day. Food was good, as was the selection of beers.

    55555 by R W H.


  • James H.Hey Wang what are you doing, this is the parking lot.

    33333 by James H.


  • Lisa G.Chopped salad Verde is my new favorite! Add a little sriracha for a kick.

    55555 by Lisa G.


  • Abdul H.The beers on tap - brewed in the company’s 14-barrel brewhouse - are as varied as the clientele, making for a casual, welcoming environment. - © 2013 BuzzFeed, Inc

    55555 by Abdul H.


  • Pete R.Try the dinner specials whenever possible, however have a back-up in mind. They tend to go fast, my backup is always fish and chips!

    55555 by Pete R.


  • Brittany H.They've got some pretty tasty sandwiches!

    55555 by Brittany H.


  • Audrey M.Awesome place! We are from out of state stopped in and had a blast! Great bartenders amazing fish and chips! I wish we could visit more often!

    55555 by Audrey M.


  • Dan G.Chicken Basil Schnitzel was awesome!

    55555 by Dan G.


  • Vans C.They stop filling growlers at 7 on Sundays :-(

    55555 by Vans C.


  • Katie O.Blood orange radler is perfection.

    55555 by Katie O.


  • Lj M.So yummy eat it lol yum

    55555 by Lj M.


  • Necole L.Order the oatmeal wine

    33333 by Necole L.


  • Sarah H.Leave room for dessert

    55555 by Sarah H.


  • Blake K.Oatmeal Stout is simply amazing

    55555 by Blake K.


  • Robert K.Remind them of the second night they were open in 1989 when they ran out of beer and had to serve MICHELOB LIGHT, bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    33333 by Robert K.


  • Valter J.Microcervejaria local, restaurante, bar, boa comida e grande diversidade de cervejas.

    55555 by Valter J.


  • Anna B.Do yourself a favor and order the black cherry fresh lemonade with vodka (special order). The best cocktail in Lawrence.

    55555 by Anna B.


  • Tim A.Drink Beer!

    55555 by Tim A.


  • Marcy V.Utilize the call ahead seating option because this place gets BUSY!

    55555 by Marcy V.


  • Shannon W.Their onion rings and mustard are the best. Also, if you're not a big beer person but still want to try it get a Cyclist - half fresh lemonade, half Wheat State Golden. Yum!

    55555 by Shannon W.


  • Araceli V.The fish and chips are amazing. Always get a table on the top floor, get an amazing view.

    55555 by Araceli V.


  • Eric H.The barleywine is amazing!

    55555 by Eric H.


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    33333 by Ralph H.


  • Heather C.Always delicious!

    55555 by Heather C.


  • Michael C.When it's a special, get the country fried steak! You will not be disappointed.

    55555 by Michael C.


  • GarrettBlack bean quesadillas!!! Mmm.

    55555 by Garrett


  • Niq H.You can always count on the specials for a delicious, flavorful meal.

    55555 by Niq H.


  • Matthew L.The best restaurant and brewery in Lawrence hands down. Food: brewhouse salad, French dip, Thai noodles, savona tuna sandwich. Beer: hop jack, copperhead, C4, saison, Octoberfest, winterfest, konza

    55555 by Matthew L.


  • Mags B.Order a black and tan!

    33333 by Mags B.


  • Brenton L.The cowtippin stout and full kimona are on tap. Try em

    55555 by Brenton L.


  • Manorama T.Artichoke dip is awesome

    55555 by Manorama T.


  • Kevin E.One of my favs in Lawrence.

    55555 by Kevin E.


  • Laura W.I always take out of town visitors to Free State for a beer. Go Copperhead!

    55555 by Laura W.


  • Kalee F.try the brownie and mint ice cream dessert. Ohhhh my goodness its good.

    55555 by Kalee F.


  • Scott P.The brown ale should always be served.

    33333 by Scott P.


  • Tonnea G.Food was alright, the whole time I was eating there was gnats everywhere... Gross

    11111 by Tonnea G.


  • Jennifer G.Best chicken flautas! Seriously gotta try them.

    55555 by Jennifer G.


  • Jesse M.Have a delicious Oatmeal Stout!

    55555 by Jesse M.


  • Lauren C.Especially on weekend nights, call ahead for seating. Then, come a little early and grab a beer at the bar.

    55555 by Lauren C.


  • Aaron B.Text the words "Free State" to 6263185477 to join their wait list any time, anywhere! - http://QLess.com

    55555 by Aaron B.


  • Lucca R.Get the glass bottles (about 1/2 gallon) and refill them when you're done. Great for parties!

    55555 by Lucca R.


  • ArzuIf you enjoy apples pies try tart tatin. Simply delicious!

    55555 by Arzu


  • Shannon I.Seafood and Crawfish Gumbo, oh how I miss thee! Dang low carb diet. But, everyone else . . . go there and enjoy! It's AWESOME!

    55555 by Shannon I.


  • Justin G.When Old Backus is on tap, this moves to No. 1.

    55555 by Justin G.


  • Patrick M.If you're here and Dylan Long is. Hook up!

    55555 by Patrick M.


  • Juliana M.nice food!

    55555 by Juliana M.


  • Andrew F.Pint Night on Mondays is the way to go. $1.75/pint.

    55555 by Andrew F.


  • Patrick M.If you're there and Josiah Miller is there. Hook up!

    55555 by Patrick M.


  • Lisa H.When in doubt, Turkey Bacon Foccacia

    55555 by Lisa H.


  • Kait P.The fish and chips with an Ad Astra is the way to go.

    33333 by Kait P.


  • Dave C.Fantastic Fish & Chips!

    55555 by Dave C.


  • Katy I.Stop by Abe & Jakes for the United Way Campaign Kickoff Disco on 9/15/11 at 5:30! Lots of free food and shirts!

    55555 by Katy I.


  • Steve A.Fabulous tomato soup! Well the beer is good too!

    55555 by Steve A.


  • Erica D.For all you vegetarians out there like me......definitely try the avocado chimmichuri!!! To die for :)

    55555 by Erica D.


  • Katie C.Ask for a Cyclist — Wheat State Golden beer + lemonade — it's not on the menu, but a great summer drink!

    55555 by Katie C.


  • Mike S.Some of the best microbrew in America. Too many great ones to list; if you are a first-timer don't miss Copperhead, Oatmeal Stout, and Ad Astra. If in season, Octoberfest, Lemongrass Rye, C4, & Marzen

    55555 by Mike S.


  • Joe N.The food is amazing. The beer is even better.

    55555 by Joe N.


  • Shannon W.The Copperhead Chicken Tenders and The Hot Artichoke Dip are maybe the best foods I have ever eaten. I crave them at least once a week!

    55555 by Shannon W.


  • Kate V.Try the black and tan... Ad Astra/Oatmeal Stout... AWESOME!

    55555 by Kate V.


  • Nick KTurkey bacon focaccia dipped in the cheddar ale soup is the best thing here!

    55555 by Nick K


  • Joshua T.Sit in the back room to keep the "din" out of your dinner.

    33333 by Joshua T.


  • Amanda A.the bicyclist is a great summer treat: wheat beer + lemonade. get the hummus tray for a light appetizer on monday night pint night.

    55555 by Amanda A.


  • Avery J.It's a Must when visiting Lawrence, KS. They have some incredible Beers on Tap, order the C4 Imperial IPA if available, it's one of the Best Beers out there!! Some Select Pints are $1.75 on Mondays!!!

    55555 by Avery J.


  • Doug R.Nice place but not near as big or friendly as the people at Eskimo Joe's in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Joe's is the best college bar around

    55555 by Doug R.


  • Steve T.Copperhead is where it is at!

    55555 by Steve T.


  • Jordan MWhen they do Mustard Madness in March, you should definitely check it out. Great food and a ton of fun to try a bunch.

    55555 by Jordan M


  • Cindy B.Fish n chips...seriously!!!

    55555 by Cindy B.


  • Casey TAsk for the "QUAD". limited time speakeasy style quadruple

    55555 by Casey T


  • EsquireCongratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. With a rotating selection of about 12 beers on tap from its 70-strong brew list, Monday nights, with $1.75 pints, can get raucous.

    55555 by Esquire


  • Laura F.A personal fav. Gotta have the Chedder Ale Soup.

    55555 by Laura F.


  • Haley W.oatmeal stout..hummus..butternut ravioli. I could go on for days. by far my favorite place in Lawrence.

    55555 by Haley W.


  • Tom B.The Ad Astra Beer is toooo good!

    33333 by Tom B.


  • Anne P.Crimson Berry Ale!

    55555 by Anne P.


  • Heather CGood beer, good food. Love the Octoberfest!

    55555 by Heather C


  • Marcus CAd Astra and the Cuban sandwich...good stuff.

    55555 by Marcus C


  • Megan D.All you need is the Cheddar Ale Soup and an order of onion rings.

    55555 by Megan D.


  • Phil M.Definitely try the Oatmeal Stout. It is made out of delicious.

    55555 by Phil M.


  • Kristina P.Mahi mahi tacos...delicious!

    55555 by Kristina P.


  • Angie L.For $3.50 extra you can add shrimp to your meal! Add it to the Thai noodle dish!

    55555 by Angie L.


  • Rick H.The Bumper Crop Saison is extremely tasty. Give this lovely Belgian farmhouse ale a try.

    55555 by Rick H.


  • Alison M.Get the Copperhead. By far the best beer.

    55555 by Alison M.


  • David J.Free State is a must for visitors to Lawrence. Great food and world-class brews. Feeling ambitious? Try a black snake (black & tan with Copperhead and Oatmeal Stout).

    55555 by David J.


  • Chris D.Mondays are when beers are on "Sale". $1.75 each. Get a table and an appetizer around happy hour time unless you want to rub elbows...its packed at the bar.

    55555 by Chris D.


  • Chase ABlack bean quesadilla or tomato artichoke tortellini

    55555 by Chase A


  • Gavon L.Go to Free State Brewery and be sad that it's no longer March Mustard Madness. Drown sorrows in house mustard.

    55555 by Gavon L.


  • Amy Y.ask the host/hostess specifically for a booth on the 2nd floor. Let the server know you will be squatting. Have several apps, several beers - maybe even a Michalada (sp?). Enjoy your time and leave a

    33333 by Amy Y.


  • Maya T.Definitely a must-go in Lawrence,KS. one of the ten Kansas dinning wonders.

    55555 by Maya T.


  • Jason RTry out the new Josiah Miller IPA!

    55555 by Jason R


  • Jon ATry some of the newer beers like Stormwatch, Praire Fog Ale and Big Sea ESB.

    55555 by Jon A


  • Jacinta L.FYI: You can order half orders of some of their menu items

    55555 by Jacinta L.


  • Jeff R.Drink the Ad Astra with just about anything. It's my favorite.

    55555 by Jeff R.


  • Seth S.The Sanchez- A golden grilled chicken with fried onions on top and side of jalepenos and BBQ sauce.

    55555 by Seth S.


  • Christie D.Got to free state and get a growler!

    55555 by Christie D.


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